On the educational front, Siegle is also always passing on his skills be it for the University of Oklahoma Medical School where he teaches surgery or when he has a medical student by his side. He usually takes on a resident physician with the current along with him in Pauls Valley and believes it is a good way to give back since he was helped out the same way.
“I really think it’s important what you give back and that’s why we’re here… to contribute and give back,” said Siegle. “Teaching residents allows me to extend myself to those who might not have the financial resources.”
In the end, Siegle believes the hospital will do well in the future since it will continue a message he’s always held close to his heart that treatment should always be available before money is even a factor. It is also why he is confident as the hospital moves forward becoming more of a St. Anthony entity.
“I think it’s important to take care of people despite their resources,” said Siegle. “From my standpoint it is about the patient, that’s what we should be giving back with, the patients instead of just the checkbook.”